The Best of WALDEN & Civil Disobedience TK680, 1st Scholastic Campus Classics paperback printing, 1969, 303 pages. ABRIDGED. This was Scholastic’s foray into the college market; printing Classics under their label.
America’s most famous nonconformist, Thoreau rebelled againt the Establishment of his day. He rejected the world’s definition of success and demanded a life of personal freedom. In WALDEN he described his famous experiment in living close to nature.”
The originator of nonviolent resistence, Thoreau waged a one-man protest against his government’s support of slavery and war. He refused to pay his poll tax and was thrown into jail. Civil Disobedience explains why- and when- he believes honest men must stand against injustice.” (from the back cover)